Friday 26 September 2008 12:52 Age: 5 yrs
What the Robotics Lab did on their summer vacation
Robotics Lab research assistants took internships at NASA Ames, Yale University, and Circle Twelve during the summer of 2008.
Mark Micire, a doctoral student studying human-robot interaction for USAR (urban search and rescue), spent the summer at NASA Ames. His primary project was developing a low cost geo-referencing toolkit using cell phone cameras. Mark also had the opportunity to be onsite at a CA wildfire location.
Kate Tsui, a doctoral student studying human-robot interaction for assistive technology, spent the summer at the Social Robotics Lab at Yale University. Her primary project was evaluating the UGOBE Pleo dinosaur robot as a potential clinical robot candidate. Kate also assisted in a human-robot interaction experiment where naive users taught an expert learner (Pleo) how to knock over buildings in a "demolition traning course."
Amanda Courtemanche, an undergraduate dual-major EE/CS, spent the summer at Circle Twelve developing applications for the DiamondTouch mult-touch board.